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What parents used to say to kids, shockers or the good ol' days?

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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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21 things parents used to say that would shock millennial parents
www.wesh.com...

Ok, maybe i'm old, but i've heard every single one of these from my parents and probably 100 more.
I'll put them all here so you don't have to click through the slideshow: I've highlighted my favorites
It also makes me thing of how we have coddled this generation way too much. We need to bring back a little bit
of toughness. We are way way too soft. Now I am not for abuse, but I think the pendulum has swung too far.

"If you don't quit touching your brother I'll cut your fingers off and let the doctor sew them back on."
"Put some beer in her bottle — it'll help her sleep."
"Don't call unless someone is dead or the house is on fire."
"Everybody's got to eat a hill of dirt in their life. You might as well get started."
"It's your brother's turn to lay on the floor of the car now."
"Here's a dollar. Take your siblings and go get a pop."


"Let him get hurt. It'll teach him not to do that again."

"You can go to bed without dinner."
"Why would I pay for my kid to play soccer when he can run around for free?"
"Who cares if she fails math? She's just gonna be a mom."
"If your kids don't hate you by the time they're teenagers, you're doing it wrong."
"Just tie a string around your tooth, tie the other end to the door, and slam it."


"What do you get? You get to live another day."

"Go fight each other outside."
"You can walk home by yourself."


"We have two dinner choices tonight: Take it or leave it. Up to you."

"I'll give you something to cry about."
"You're cruising for a bruising."


"Go to the park. Just be home when it gets dark"

"Children should be seen and not heard."
"One strike and you're out."
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm



Yes it's a very soft and coddled generation entering our future.

If I used to tell my mom I wanted something, she would say

"Sh** in one hand and 'want' in the other see which gets filled faster"

Good times




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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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Mom - "I'll get THE STICK out!"

(the "stick" was a thick oak yardstick sawed off to 24" which I called the "Sawed-Off Yardstick". That puppy would leave a serious mark...and it hurt BIG-time!!!!). I was intimate with "the stick".



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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"I'll give you something to cry about"
"My shoe can travel faster than you can run"
"You will respect your elders, or you will regret it!"



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Mom - "I'll get THE STICK out!"

(the "stick" was a thick oak yardstick sawed off to 24" which I called the "Sawed-Off Yardstick". That puppy would leave a serious mark...and it hurt BIG-time!!!!). I was intimate with "the stick".





My grandmother used to say, "Boy, go get me a switch..."

A switch is a flexible branch from a bush. Think getting whipped with a literal whip.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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I brought you in this world and I will take your azz out...



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

There was nothing more terrifying than a child having to get the switch that would be used on them.

or: hanger, or yardstick, or shoe, or wooden spoon.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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Please guys. Check this out.

If you're over 40, it'll pretty-much be self-explanatory.

Thanks, this made my day.

I have others, though.

"You keep sticking your finger in that fan, you ain't gonna pull out nothin' but a nub"

From personal experience.

Also, "I'm gonna give you something to cry about" tended to be a much longer sentence, at least in my neck of the woods".

You know, just filled with "more colorful metaphor", so to speak.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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My Mom's favorite saying was a simple slap in the back of the head when I did something wrong or stupid.

I was still getting those in my 50s.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

There was nothing more terrifying than a child having to get the switch that would be used on them.

or: hanger, or yardstick, or shoe, or wooden spoon.



Hehe. That was so cool...

The "Good Old Days"....

Yeah. Nope.

Must have not happened to you as many times as it did me....


EDIT:

After re-reading your post, umm, it looks like maybe you do get it, hehe...
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:31 PM
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How about..
I'm going to sell you to the first Indian that comes to the door.

And the classic..
Go play in the street.


My mom also used to call me "a fart in the skillet"
I never did understand why anyone would fart in a skillet.

My mom as an odd duck...



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
My Mom's favorite saying was a simple slap in the back of the head when I did something wrong or stupid.

I was still getting those in my 50s.


I am still in my 50s, so I'm right there with you.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
How about..
I'm going to sell you to the first Indian that comes to the door.

And the classic..
Go play in the street.


My mom also used to call me "a fart in the skillet"
I never did understand why anyone would fart in a skillet.

My mom as an odd duck...


Just using the words "Odd Duck", kinda automatically makes you an "odd duck"...

You know that, right?



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
How about..
I'm going to sell you to the first Indian that comes to the door.

And the classic..
Go play in the street.


My mom also used to call me "a fart in the skillet"
I never did understand why anyone would fart in a skillet.

My mom as an odd duck...


I have to admit, though, "fart in the skillet" is pretty damn good, y'know?



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:35 PM
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The nut doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.lol

She called green peppers "mangos" too.
I didn't know that was wrong until my late teens...
Come to find out that was a northern Indiana thing...



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: MteWamp


The nut doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.lol

She called green peppers "mangos" too.
I didn't know that was wrong until my late teens...
Come to find out that was a northern Indiana thing...


Yeah. That one really IS wierd...Damn.

EDIT:

Wait, Mangos? Seriously?
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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Bluntone22
How about..
I'm going to sell you to the first Indian that comes to the door.

And the classic..
Go play in the street.


My mom also used to call me "a fart in the skillet"
I never did understand why anyone would fart in a skillet.

My mom as an odd duck...


I have to admit, though, "fart in the skillet" is pretty damn good, y'know?



No clue where that came from, but I always knew what she meant...haha



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Bluntone22
How about..
I'm going to sell you to the first Indian that comes to the door.

And the classic..
Go play in the street.


My mom also used to call me "a fart in the skillet"
I never did understand why anyone would fart in a skillet.

My mom as an odd duck...


I have to admit, though, "fart in the skillet" is pretty damn good, y'know?



No clue where that came from, but I always knew what she meant...haha


Yeah, don't wanna have to explain THAT one to a 7-year-old.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: MteWamp

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: MteWamp


The nut doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.lol

She called green peppers "mangos" too.
I didn't know that was wrong until my late teens...
Come to find out that was a northern Indiana thing...


Yeah. That one really IS wierd...Damn.

EDIT:

Wait, Mangos? Seriously?


www.indystar.com...



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 08:50 PM
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“ you kids climb in back of the pick up truck “

“ I use to walk 3 miles to school in the snow “

“ you’ll go blind sitting that close to the TV “

“ Brussel sprouts are good for you “ ( they were boiled and they tasted like a little turds )




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